Playa del Carmen is a gorgeous, fast-growing city in Mexico, right on the Caribbean Sea. It has stunning beaches, a vibrant culture and nightlife, and tons of great spots for digital nomads to work. Here, we’ll highlight some of the best cafes in Playa del Carmen to post up with your laptop.
I had the great pleasure of living in this glorious beach town for five months and was lucky enough to explore many of Playa del Carmen’s best cafes. Keep reading to learn about my top choices.
Best Cafes and Coffee Shops in Playa del Carmen
After living in and sipping my way around Playa del Carmen for nearly half a year, I compiled this list of my favorite cafes and coffee shops in the city based on the quality of the coffee, food, service, location, my personal opinion, and customer reviews. I visited more cafes than listed here, but I’ve narrowed them down to my favorite 10 cafes based on the above criteria.
1. Marley Coffee – Best Cafe in Playa del Carmen Overall
There’s so much to love about Marley Coffee; it’s without a doubt one of the best cafes in Playa del Carmen. It’s located at the end of 5th Avenue, so it’s outside of the “busy” area. It has fast WiFi, yummy drinks, and tasty snacks.
Located on the ground floor of The Fives Hotel Downtown, the shop is relaxed and has plenty of spots to pull out your laptop for a day’s work. As well as the great coffee on offer, there are also plenty of outlets to keep you fully charged.
You’ll find classic coffee drinks like Americanos and lattes, in addition to frappes, smoothies, and more. If you’re hungry, enjoy a freshly baked pastry or a croissant sandwich.
Marley Coffee Information
Address: 10 Avenida Nte. & Calle 2 Nte Local 2C, 77710 Playa del Carmen, Q.R., Mexico
Operating Hours: 7 am-10 pm every day
Must-Try Items: Hot Americano, bagel con queso crema, roll de canela
Average Cost: $3-$5 per latte, $5-7 per sandwich, $2-4 for pastries
Website: Marley Coffee
2. Ah Cacao –Best for Cenral Location
Ah Cacao has a few locations scattered throughout the city, however, the downtown location is by far the most popular and most centrally located. It’s a hot spot for digital nomads and has some incredible chocolate-themed drinks and food, as well as coffee.
The WiFi is known to be super fast, and there are plenty of seats for online workers. The downsides to this busy cafe are that it can become quite crowded and pretty loud,…